Work and Pensions Committee

Disability employment gap inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all Select Committees cease to exist until after the general election, and this inquiry is now closed. Government responses to committee reports will be published in the next Parliament.

Report published

Committee report

The Committee invites written submissions addressing the following points:

  • To what extent are the current range of proposed measures likely to achieve the Government’s ambition of closing the disability employment gap?
  • How effective is the Disability Confident campaign in reducing barriers to employment and educating employers?
  • What should support for people with health conditions and disabilities in the proposed Work and Health programme look like?
  • What are the likely impacts on disability employment of the abolition of the Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Activity component?

  • 'Easy Read' booklet: read more about our inquiry and share your experience (PDF PDF 1.46 MB)
Terms of reference: Disability employment gap

Latest evidence

  • 28 Nov 2016 - Work and Pensions Committee - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF268 KB) HC 56 | Published 22 Dec 2016

    Evidence given by Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Tracey Waltho, Director, Work and Health Unit and Office for Disability Issues, and Alex Skinner, Director, Disability Employment and Support Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions .

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  • 13 Jul 2016 - Work and Pensions Committee - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF279 KB) HC 56 | Published 19 Jul 2016

    Evidence given by Roy O'Shaughnessy, Chief Executive, Shaw Trust, Peter Bacon, Bid Director, Kennedy Scott, Dan Brooke, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Channel 4, Steve Sherry OBE, Chief Executive, Royal British Legion IndustriesKaren Walker-Bone, Director, Arthritis Research UK/MRC Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work, Diane Lightfoot, Director of Policy and Communications, United Response, Danielle Hamm, Associate Director of Campaigns and Policy, Rethink Mental Illness, Mark Elliott, Director of Development, Leonard Cheshire Disability

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